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CONTACT:
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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Sandy.Myers@vdot.virginia.gov
Cellular: (540) 292-2500
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
Cellular: (540) 414-5670
STA-032

Feb. 2, 2009



SNOW CONTINUES TO FALL IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY
Revised Conditions for I-81 in Rockingham County

STAUNTON – Snow continues to fall in the Shenandoah Valley this evening. The winter weather began just before sunset.

Here are the conditions as reported by the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton Traffic Operations Center as of 10:00 p.m. this evening:

Interstate 64 – Minor conditions are in Augusta County. Clear conditions in Rockbridge and Alleghany counties.

Interstate 66 – Clear conditions in Warren County
I
nterstate 81 – Minor conditions in Rockingham County. Clear conditions in Frederick, Shenandoah, Augusta and Rockbridge counties.

Primary roads are in moderate condition in moderate condition in Rockbridge, Highland, and Warren counties. Minor conditions are in Alleghany, Bath, Augusta, Rockingham, Page and Shenandoah counties. Clear conditions are in Clarke and Frederick counties.

Secondary roads are in moderate condition in Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, Clarke, Page, Warren and Shenandoah counties. Minor conditions are in Rockingham County. Clear conditions are in Alleghany, Frederick County,

Motorists are reminded that ice and freezing rain conditions can still produce hazardous driving conditions, even when roads are treated. People should not drive unless absolutely necessary. People who are driving in winter road conditions should use extra caution particularly on bridges, overpasses, curves, hills and ramps.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (866-695-1182) (TTY/TDD users, call 711). Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.
For winter weather road conditions go the www.511Virginia.org site, look to the left side of the page and click on the “Road Conditions” bar. A map will appear with color coded roads. Right above the map is a link reading: “Click here for a list of road conditions, including secondary roads”. Click on this link, then in the drop-down box click on the desired county or Virginia statewide. A text box of road conditions will appear.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.



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